Weather

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Author:
benne541
ID:
278735
Filename:
Weather
Updated:
2014-07-12 21:17:06
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Aviation Weather Reports
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Weather Reports
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  1. METAR - Aviation Routine Weather Report
    • -Current Weather Around Airport
    • -Issued Hourly (50-55 mins past hour)
    • -A02 Precip. Discriminator
  2. TAF - Terminal Area Forecast
    • -Predicted weather w/in 5sm of Airport
    • -24hr forecast issued 4 times daily
  3. Area Forecast
    • -General Weather Over Several States
    • -Issued 3 times daily
    • -Valid for 18 hrs (12 forecast + 6 Outlook)
  4. Wind and Temp Aloft (FD)
    • -Issued 2 times daily
    • -Based on observation at 00z and 12z
    • -No winds given if w/in 1500' of station elv
    • -No temp given if w/in 2500' of station elv
  5. AIRMETs (WA)
    • -Weather Hazards for small Aircraft
    • -Issued every 6 hours
    • -Valid for 6 hours
    • -3 types
    • --Sierra - IFR conditions/mountain obscuration
    • --Tango - Mod turb./sustained SFC winds>30kts
    • --Zulu - mod icing/freezing level heights
  6. SIGMETs (WS)
    • -Weather Hazards for all Aircraft
    • -Issued as required
    • -Valid for 4 hrs
    • -Severe turbulence, icing, dest/sandstorms and volcanic ash w/ reduced vis below 3sm

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